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VotUMX X Mount Carroll, lUinoii, October, 1918 Numhkr 

tiiiuUy Advisers 

Miss May B, Smith 
Miss Mary O. Pou-aku 

FAiUn 'in-Chief 

Gkic\U)INk Hkgert, College '19 

Department Ediiors 

Mary FisnnuRi<, College '19, Liierary 

Mrs. W. p. McKkk, Alumnae 

Makcaxkt McKkk, Academy '19, Ncvis 

CATiUvRTNt: Mendkmiaxl, College '20, News from Other Schoob 

Edna Osbornk, College '19, Jokes 


Jankt Tarrson, College '19; Edna Asmus, College '20; Dorothy 
FuLLERTON, Acadcmy '19; Kathrrna Williams, Academy 'ao; 
Willa von Oven, Academy *2i\ Rtrjr Birosaix, Academy *22. 

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Everyone is associating these two ideas, thrift and patriotism, at the 
nresent dmc, for the war has made it forcibly evident that they are one 
and the same thing. Surely none of our Frances Shimer girls wants to 
be called a slacker, or to seem unpatriotic. Nevertheless wc have not 
been buying as many Thrift Stamps as ^.e might, and War Saving 
Stamps seem almost among the unattamable thmgs in hfc. If one 
could onlv realize how much the government needs this money now! 
And how much good these sUmps can do! Cookies and fruit are 
necessary for a girl's welfare at certain times, but aren't Thrift Stamps 
necessary for the good of our nation? If, instead of asking for a box 
of candy in our letters home, we asked for Thrift SUmps, don't you 
think we might get them ? Surely the girls might respond more loyally 
to these pleas which we see cveryivhcre in magazines and on billboards: 
"Buy War Saving Stamps!" Don't be a slacker! Go over to Miss 
Dougherty's office today and buy at least one Thrift Stamp. Let us 
make Frances Shimer go " over the top." Remember that you will only 
be doing your patriotic duty. 

(flur Otttii to (K!HiBrlB»9 anb to War ffianiitri} 

A great many of the positions held by men are now being filled by 
women and girls. It is a woman's duly at this time to do what she can, 
to lake the place of someone who could be helping " over there." 

Wc, the students of Frances Shimer, are just as much a part of this 
body of women workers as those who arc at the present time doing their 
share. Our lime is perhaps coming, and the thing we should be doing is 
to prepare ourselves to be able to take our places when that time comes. 

The first essential qualification is health. No one can do good work 
if she is physically unfit- Keep your body strong, your mind fresh, and 


T H E V R A N C J-: S S H I M 1-: R R ECORD 

your habits regular. The gir! who dcx;s not get her school work h not 
being fair to herself or to her country. The money being .j)cnt on her 
education is wasted if she docs not get alf thai is possil)le out of her work- 
and, as a waster is a slacker, she is putting herself in that class. Never 
before have the women had such an opportunity to prove to the world 
what they can do if called upon. And surely there is not a girl who 
cannot and will not prepare herself to take her place in this great union 
of women workers if she is needed in the future. 

Qa Kut Brag 

In any boarding-school, many girls are more or less inclined to brag. 
They tell of the many luxuries in their homes, of their cars, of the money 
Ihey spend and of the clothes they can buy. Not only docs this make 
the girls who do not have these things feel badly, but it shows poor taste 
and bad breeding. Money cannot buy everything, and to win friends 
by your virtues alone is far better than to win them by several cars a 
beautiful home, or a high social position. 

0avt SioTt ]fooh 

We all have brothers, sweethearts, or friends in the service. 

Do you realize that the less sugar and sweets wc eat, the more they 
can have? We are allowed only two pounds of sugar per person a 
month, but if wc can get along on less, why not do it ? 

Girls, do you see that there is no food wasted at your table ? If you 
don'tj you should. Let us go '*over the top*^ in food conservation; 
that means no food will be found in our garbage ctan. Make the begp.r 
dog feel that he is in Mr. IIcKiver's own backyard. 

Think! Haven't you someone you can fight for "over here*' while 
he is fighting for you '*ovcr there" ? 

PltlBirul Ebiiratitm ut Jfranrra ^liiiit^r 

Vkra Adaws 

Modem educators agree that education which develops the mind 
at the expense of the body is no education — that the aim of education 
should be ''a sound mind in a sound body." 

In the course in physical education outlined this year for Frances 
Shimcr girls the aim is threefold: to develop symmetrical, graceful, 
healthy bodies, to promote alert, active minds, and to produce a strong 
moral sense of fair play and healthful right living. The course has two 
main divisions, formal floor work and athletics. 

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\V>5 iji^fg ft girl tiiamfty^l ? 

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i^l'li^T you palling" in Hrrr.nts apr-'^lii^Si 
Jiut I cannr.i ouvii. 

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Oihef^ sftiiecl lliH(l»gh ih,e feot, m^= 
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OPUveb biftnflta, rune pnr{i^iwnl*>. inlh, liirn^ mA (rinbu 
W)»o roukl lull hitiiui frnm niu i* 
T\w vary imi riay. 

iiuiirir^ knowJt aa *Mv^iifc^'fi:" Icvr-n h*^f*ir^ rtnnjhB M|Hin it w^ cfttrh the 
*t' litiiMis fff^ismrM^ Mf ^pictie, w^ffleii, i>ewly iHfi*|ti lirrftfli and jtatjirVt 
N.. oRfi thinb ^f ^n{i^Fh\g Kstit^'^ At ^.ny »lui>f hyi ihp \m\^ \.^ik *to(ir 

Th^ a!F i^ h^vy wuh (he (nhir of good ihiiijia k^ mt wh^n vv^ f\m 
mi^f i}y^{ tiny Mt^^ht^n: ]mW^ kMm\ U \\w pnly pm of Ui^ hou^^ 
t hti in^ jariiy of u^ t*v^F §#e, for what i*? of moF§ iM^pok^ine^ IQ § m)w\ ui 
isifhi hui^gry for th^ hom^iM*!^ ^iHJnut^a whir h mm ho?ir*!if^(i^ftchmil tm 

A^ it \my ^pm\i wt nav^r ^vriv^ mf\y tsnough u* t»ti ih^ fiv^i in»wii; 
'Ihtii^ fif^ fthv^y^ some girU ^hr>^*l ij( u^: Jli»w tuaialj^ii)^' ii ja ui a^.§ 
I hem &e^l^(1 f^ri^Uesly ftrMtMvl the liihJp^ ftm^^nmip^ wafll^ ftfier w^rtit 
which fairly wims h^ }m\>\^ ^yrwp-. Te ^^^ th^m ^k) \\w\j ^um^ }w^k^. 
m writhe wMh impj^MriM^: W^ Uifi) to Katit^ wiiH a frnwii ^f ffcpfoath, 
foF n^igi^rnng H§i bui th§ n^si ii^&tant w§ kp\ ^^ham^t a« w^ Wfiii^h h^r 
iiyiaB f^luMU, turrtjiig ihd wajtlfcj jV4n i^nd l>riiaHm^ ao t^gg hi ih^ ^UMi 
ftUnoal (h^ a^ni^ instant; Htitwetin makijig mor^ i>aUt;r for Wfifitta anij 

t-i*N: W^ F^ii*5^ ih^M ih^t mW ^ H^faO*! tilr.S3ii-ii Vvillt Uu< l^'iiU'hiii nf a 

bftint i-i>iihl ^inUirii ^jiuh nerv^::mrkiag m^xi 

&<^ Umt bh^ may attack h&r waffle ^n*l ^stlafy ihai fnihHitt ^pn^Mif^: i ti*w 

^, ^^ .^TVTTc ^T ^ "" ^ ^' ''^ "" r. ECORD 

Jrritatin. it is to have someone prevent us from taking that first long- 
, I Jl for mouthful bv requesting that Oie sugar or syrup be pas^d! 
'^t^^^^^ «q-t by banging it dowr; before the ofTcnder, 
wM Tour hearts we wish that p«.on would help herscl . Again we 
rr "r^adv for action" when someone across the table asks us for the 
r^tra fork'lving at the side of our plate, which has no earthly reason for 
S *th'- '^""*-^""S ^°"^^'"^ untranslatable, we shove the fork 
o^lr with little grace. Then, deafening our ears to any further requests 
we attack that long-delayed waffle with a vengeance. 

Upon finishing our first helping we look up to sec what is happemng 

ibout us and venture to make a few remarks al>out the excellence of our 

breakfast But when we see our companions also waiting for another 

waffle we quicklv inform Katie of our intentions of eating some more! 

Katie wisely suppUes our wants, knowing full well that the only way to 

subdue this wild chatter is to give us more to eat , ^, , , 

After the fourth or f^fth wafBe we begin to feel uncomfortable, but 

like the defeated, we hate to acknowledge our surrender. However, 

the time comes when we reach the limit of our capacity and then we 

must surrender to the inevitable. Satisfied as we are, we seldom leave 

Katie's without buying some cookies or sandwiches in preparation for a 

"rainy day." Midst a chorus of goodbyes, Katie manages to put in a 

word of admonition, and as we make our way to the street wc still hear 

her talking as she rattles the pots and pans. 

Homeward bound in the cool briskness of the morning air, we sense 
the delight and novelty of these "Katie expeditions," even though we've 
been there many times before. '• Katie's" is the first word the Freshman 
hears and the last word the graduate speaks. Thus, to sum it up in a 
nutshell, "Katie's" is as important a word to Frances Shimer as 
"camouflage" is to war. 

Shove! Shuffle!! Shake! 

'* Uh! my legs arc so stiff from that hop, skip, and jump in gymnasium 
I can scarcely wiggle*" 

*^Gym surely gives you one grand appetite! What do you suppose 
it's to be today?" 

''Two guesses! Soup, hash, or both!" 

*^ Right you are, it's my old friend CampbelFs, If I remember 
rightly, we've met before ? " 


''Don't be in too big a hurry with those crackers, I havcti t worked 
out Uie problem of my butter pat yet. Let's sec, I guess I can afford to 
devote a third of it to crackers." 

*'One lump of sugar, there! Don't be a slacker!" 

*'0h, for one smidgin of homemade something! That's where the 
homesickness comes; home things as comparer] wiUi this!'' 

*' Never mind, it's only seven weeks until Thanksgiving," 

"I say, are there any birthdays here in the next six weeks ? Birthday 
cakes arc 'always good/ No? Just my luck!" 

"Of all people, you shouldn't complain. You're allowed to go to 
Katie's where the good things of your heart's desire are in abundance." 

*'War times, my child, war times." 

"Girls, may I not give you all another helping?" 

"Yes! please!" 

Tmelha Fox, CoHegc 'ao 

The "back-to-the-farm" movement among the women of our 
country had its beginning about a year and a half ago. In April, 1917, 
we entered into war with Germany. We needed great quantities of 
grain to send to the suffering nations, our Allies, and so the government 
called upon the farmers to increase their production. But how could 
this be done when the men were called from the farms into the country's 
service? There was nothing left to do but to employ high*school boys, 
or in a greater extremilyj girls* At first people held up their hands in 
horror at the latter suggestion. Many thought that the plan would be 
unsuccessful, tliat girls were not fitted for such work, that they could not 
accomplish anything* But very soon, as young women actually did 
go to the farms and were very successful, the opinion of the public 
changed, and now the whole n^ation is heartily commending our new girl 

But any enterprise to be successful must have organization. There- 
fore the National League of Women's Service took up the matter and 
put a competent officer at the head of the new department. The girls 
were grouped into units, each unit containing eighteen or twenty girls, 
and each having an efficient young vroinan, a college graduate, in com- 
mand of it. A unit in a certain locality might consist of girls from that 
vicinity or girls from nearby colleges. They were allowed to register 
either for a few weeks or for the whole season, as tliey chose — and most 
of them chose to sign for the season* 

j-^^j-TTTTT TT s ni u iL R RECORD 

"" r ^hk summer of visiting one of these units in one 

I had theplea-rethi. summer .^ ^^^^^^^^^^„ ^.^^ ^.^, ^^^, 

of our eastarn ^^J;- J ^^^^^ ^^moming. too late for hreakfa.t ,. 
Wc arrived at the uiHi no ^^^^ ^^^. j^^^^^^^j. .^^^ 

there ami ««•"'" , ^„a co„,,,el«u young woimm and a 

The »P'»'"' ' ^7J,;™ 'e car«l lo »ee Ihe place (il U really a 
Sret^O P,t'esl. 0.. a«i. .0 ,U. so, »« ,™..« CO be 

"showivarouiul," country, several miles from the 

The unit-house > «^^^^^;^ ^^ ^,,, ^J^^ ^ouse. donated to the 

"".t re^oca^^Xe's League' Surrounding it and sloping down- 
un,t by the ^-^^Vf 7^^^,,.,.,, \,pt i^wn with a flower garden near the 
ward to the road a be u J ^ P ^^ ^^^ ^.^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ .^^.^^^^ 

roadway fence. 1^^!^;*"^^ ^^ ^^, ,„a ,he chickens which the 

'" rf\Tor their ownS Near these are the pasture and gardens. 

whkh L are employed to do on the neighbora.g tarms. 

The Sis hire out to the farmers for a week at a time, m groups of 
■ , r!. dnii .11 kinds of work on the farm. Nothiiig seems too 

;:;,t S^^al cultivating, raping, mi.king-anything that 
"o be done they can do- And everything is done w,th such good wdl 
and energy that they are in great demand among the farmers. 
'"'iT^evening -after the day's work was done, wa ^^ 
coming along the road, singing the latest popular a>r, some walk ng some 
nl in a hayrack, all carrying their dinner pails. After they ha<l done 
he "chores" they all trooped noisily into the house, where Uvey, and 
we with them, sat down, -'absolutely starved, my dear " to a hearty 
Iper. Afte; the meal the girls cleared the table, while four or five 
clamored to help the cook ' Vash 'em up." We. with a m^rry, chatteruig 
eccort were conducted outside to the veranda, leavmg the rest mside to 
finish music for the crowd, for they are provided with a piano. They 
were at that time organizing an orchestra among themselves, which, lor 
an amateur organimtion. was very good, The girls always spend their 
evenings together in this way, playing, singing, dancing, or reading 
Then at a prescribed time they retire for a much-needed and well-earned 
rest, and are up again at four-thirty or five the next morning, always 
ready for another day of it. When we left the unit-house that evenmg it 
was with reluctance, for the day had been most interesting and enjoyab e. 
During the evening I had the opportunity of observing, through the 
girls' conversation and manner, what a very good class of young women 

THE F R A N C E 8 S 11 I M E R R iT ETT^ 

Im. taken up this new wurk. The girU, eighteen in nnmber, are colleife 
sUuLnts or grariuates They ar. perfectly natural young people, not 
thc^ artilicuil kind whu:h we see only too often. They seem lo he such 
a liappy and cntluisiasik group of fiiris that it is no wonder that they are 
&o much in dejnand. 

I have quoted only one instance of the successful carrj'ing out of the 
farmerette plan, but it is a recognized fact that wherever these units are 
formed their success is amaiiin^, and their efiiciency has more than made 
u() for the lack of the farm hands who have gone to war. Not only 
have they helped the farmer to produce more thaii usual, but they have 
fouiid the work beneficial to themselves, '1 he strenuous out<if-door 
exercise, the wholesome meals, and the regular hours have given them 
a rosy health and an amazing strength which they perhaps never knew 
formerly, and they will return this fall to their work or school with a 
greater energy and interest than before, 

A iui£2 Manh 

Louise FjcAXWiijisTQHE, Academy 'jq ' 

How many like a jazz band ? If you do, come over to the second 
floor of Hathaway any time, morning, noon, or night, and dro[) into 
Percy's room. YouMI scarcely be there a minute before Percy will cry, 
'^Oh, let's have some jazz," and lileanor will crank up the Stewart. 
Then you will hear the familiar strains of 'TJstrich Walk/' familiar at 
least to us Hathaway girls, or maybe it will be ''Li'l Liza Jane.'' Percy 
has lately added some new records to her collection, so that now you 
will be able to hear a longer program than that of three or four days ago. 
The Hathaway girls need not even leave their rooms to hear jazz, for we 
wake to it, dance to it, and even dream to it. 

Edith Walli&, Coiiege ^29 

I'm just one of those little gray mice that all Frances Shimer girls are 
afraid of, but I know lots and lots of their secrets; especially those of 
College Hall, because, yoii see, my family lives in College Hall. Of 
course secrets are secrets and one can't tell those, but perhaps I he girls 
won't care if I tell just a little about the things we mire see and hear. 
T don't know so very much about what goes on during the day as my 
family is always rather quiet then, but wlien darkness comes my brothers 
and sisters and I like to creep out and watch the girls. 

TnTT^AllLl-iJiL?^ ^^ ^ RECORD 

"T'T^v the hall always seems veo' quiet to an ob«;rver, 
U„t.l> the 1 ^ ^^>^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ interesting things 

but one of my "■^'■™^^> However, he has promised to take me along 

? T: S a" goneTo bed we mice can creep in and find cheese and 
after the g'^'^^^^^J^ ^^^^ ^„ m.^ cheese and crackers just as mice do. 
"tZ7^y we to\ecp track of what the girls are doing 

.ou lht\o be in College Hall, though, when the ,:,o bdl nngs. 

^ou o"g"^ , i3pfore the bell has stopped ringing every 

door hab P»PP ' , I, „ s„ anxious to get a»ay. I know 
^'^'^, sva« icav my aorahouse unguarded. Maybe Ac girls 
r tli. S S, «b Jce gives OS mice a dandy chance to locate 
the tS ^ngs to eat. Of course we never disturb unt,. 
all tlic gooQ 5 wouldn't be at all wise, you sec, 

S';^ ; ^trbtrnli a htt. more careful. However they are 
not Xed enough to be able to resist chasing downstairs to dance. 
They ^k so funny too. dancing in those queer long bathrobes. Some- 
times instead of dancing the girls just have a regular romp in the comdor. 
^lm>i^o,, turning somersaults, and doing all sorts of funny 
S.S When I watch them it always reminds me of the goo<l times we 
mice have in the north wall. One night when the girls seemed more 
quiet than usual they all sat in a circle in the corridor, singmg, while a 
few of them played those queer little four-stringed mstrumcnts. I don t 
know why they all seemed to enjoy it so! None of them wanted to go 
to bed when the ten o'clock bell rang. . , ,, • 

However, our mouse family is always glad when the bell nngs 
because it means that very soon ever>aiing will be dark and still, and 
then we can start out on our nightly tour. Usually we are pretty suc- 
cessful too. Oh. a mouse in College Hall doesn't have to lead the 
dullest life imaginable! 

^ail Suite 

TnEUCA Fojc, College 'ao 

A Ford comes tearing along the driveway and stops with a jerk at 
Metcalf Hall. It is piled fore and aft with numberless packages and 
bags which the driver deposits in a motley heap at the door. 

Immediately a sort of pandemonium is created; the girls, stcalmg 
an extra minute or two from chapel, rush up to the pile and, crowding 
around it, examine it for possible belongings, then rush back. One 


THE FRANCES S H I U E R r k c (j R n 

girl, amid squeals of delight, noisily proclaims that she ''gotsomcthiner' 
Or a more timid one, equally lucky, confides to her "roomy" the same 
happy fact, and they l)oth proceed to cliapel in joyful anticipation 
After chapel the favored college girls are handed their portion of the 
letters, enviously observed by the academy girls, who must bear the 
suspense of wailing for theirs until noon. Soon after, a little express 
wagon is trundled across the campus, tilled almost to overflowing with 
envelopes and packages. Some unseen, but very much heard, person 
calls, **0— oh, Jerry! Anything for me?" Still another voice exclaims, 
** Hurry up, Jerry, I got one from Jiml" 

And why all this rush and excitement ? Why, it's the most thrilling 
period of the day, the one which brings news and bits of cheer from home 
mail timet 

Alma Fcnske visited Mary Fishburn over the first week-end. 

Marion Richcy is at Monticello Seminary in Godfrey, Illinois, this 

The Seniors arc glad to announce that "Nebby" has gone back to 
his lair* 

The Virgil class is very small this ycar^ consisting of only two 


Vera Naiden was the guest of Gertrude Thurston over Sunday, 
September 22. 

Frances Shimer has an enrolment of 117 house pupils, the largest 
in its history. The total to October n is 140. 

There are sixty pupils in French I this year. This made it necessary 
to have three divisions of the beginning class in French- 

The outside doors of several of the buildings have been freshly 
painted. It makes a decided improvement in the campus. 

Daddy^s Girlj featuring Baby Marie Osborne, was presentc<l Thursday 
evening, September 12. Baby Marie was not received very enthusi- 
astically by the girls. 

Students are enrolled at Frances Shimer this year from twenty 
states. Some of the girls are from Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Colorado, 
Oklahoma, and Georgia* 

Much credit is due the men who have kept the campus in such 
beautiful condition this summer. When school opened it seemed that 
the campus had never looked better* 


:^:;^j-J7T^r ^ ^ ii I ^^ ^ -^^ record 

There have been several picnics along the creek this fall. The 
weaSTer has been bcaudful, and the scener>' along the creek is always 
invPlv during September and October. 

1L a Hll veo' sarrv not to have Miss Sellers, our nurse, with us 
..• " She iS Frances Shimer to "do her bit" for the Red Cross. 
S ent sti'at . ca.p on Long Island. Her place was filled tem- 
porarily by Mrs. Sweatt, of Freeport, Ulinois, and later by Miss Barstow, 

also of Freeport* n*- a j 

There are five new teachers on the faculty this year. Miss Adams 
is the physical-education director; Miss Hostetter teaches Latin, filling 
Sie Place left vacant by Dr. Braunlich; Miss Bertrams takes Miss 
Kniehfs place as the teacher of sewing; Miss Dunshee teaches cooking, 
which Miss Heu.e taught; and Miss Wallace takes Miss Taylor s p ace 
as the science teacher. We are all very glad to have these new teachers 
with us. 

Srlionl Artiuittra 

m{\t Winn's attu VartQ 
Since who's who is always an important subject during the first days 
at boarding-school, it has long been a custom at Frances Shimer to have 
a "Who's Who" party on the first Saturday evening after school opens. 
This year a very attractive poster on Saturday morning, September 14, 
invited us all to the party in College Hall that evening. 

In the morning, after the regular chapel exercises, the new girls were 
dismissed, the old girls remaining in the chapel. Slips of paper were 
passed out to us bearing the names of two new girls whom we were to take 
to the party. In many cases the names were entirely unfamiliar to us. 
We were all anxious to give the new girls a good time, and so as soon as 
possible we found our girls and invited them. 

The first part of the evening was given over to getting acquainted 
with one another. Some of the girls wore slips of paper on which they 
had very cleverly represented their names by pictures and letters. ^ It 
w-as rather confusing to meet so many girls, but we were all ver>- anxious 
to get acquainted. After three-quarters of an hour the music started. 
Most of the girls forgot that they were lonesome and homesick while 
they danced. During the evening punch was served in the dining-room. 
The room of course was ver>- popular, especially between dances. 

At nine-thirty the music stopped. The time had passed very quickly, 
and we all hated to leave. It had been a lovely party, for it was nice 
to know many more of the girls, We were all very grateful to Miss 
Smith and Miss Bragg, who planned the party for us. 


T H E F R A N C E S S H I M E R R k COR]) 

£Ef|r ^atb Ilmra IJarty 
On the twenty-eighth of September a Hard Times party was mm 
in the gymnasium. The girls were asked to dress in the oldest clothes 
they could hnd, and the crowd that gathered on that Saturday night was 
indeed one of varied costume. Some of the girls came in their ''gym" 
bloomers and middies; others dressed like boys, in overalls and big 
straw hats, and there was one handsome soldier boy. There was a great 
deal of noise and excitement in the gym, as one would imagine, with one 
hundred and twenty-five people laughing and talking, and a piano 
playing at the same time. We had lots of fun playing games, and having 
potato races and '* sec-sawing.'^ There was dancing, too, for a party at 
Frances Shimer is never complete without dancing, it seems. During 
the evening sacks of stick candy and gingersnaps were passed to all the 
girls. Everyone seemed to have a delightful time, and the girls will 
remember it as one of their many good times at Frances Shimer 

Subscription dances at Frances Shimer are always welcome aCFairs, 

but the one given on September 21 seemed to be met with especial enthu- 
siasm. A small sum was subscribed by each participant, and the total 
amount paid for the orchestra. Very patriotically, no refreshments 
were served, but no one seemed to miss them. The "old" girls made a 
successful effort to give the '"new" girls a good time. Everyone went 
home at nine-thirty in anticipation of the good times before her, and 
with the pleasant feeling of having made new and worth-while friends. 

i$)i«fial <£{raprt ^xmist 

On Friday^ September 20, we had a most interesting and unusual 
chapel service. The Jackie Band from the Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station was in Mount Carroll in the interests of the Fourth Liberty Loan, 
and Dean McKee invited the band to visit the school With the band 
were two speakers, Judge Booth, of Washington, and Plonorable David 
Shanahan, speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. The band 
played "The National Emblem March" as the opening number of the 
program, after which a Jackie sang "Smiles,'' adding a new stanza in 
behalf of the Liberty Loan. Judge Booth made a stirring pica for the 
sale of Liberty bonds, emphasizing the necessity of our supporting the 
splendid work our boys are doing at the fronts by subscribing to the loan. 
After the band had played "K-K-Katy'* — a favorite with soldiers and 
sailors — Representative Shanahan urged every girl to do her bit toward 
the success of the loan. The band played as closing numbers, "God 
Save the King/* "Marseillaise/' and "The Star-Spangled Banner'* 



3„t.ruu.u.B mitii tlif Mnc mxx^ S^aruIlM mr.ntorii 

^ r> * ■ \Wi>s in Chicago and is a graduate of the University 

Miss Bertrams \^' 2vM h<^r Ph.B. This is her first year of 

,£ Chicago, ;v - ; ; t r;tcL^^^ that Miss Bertrams i. a friend 

teaching, and . ^^^ ^ ^^ ^„, .object, household arts, here last 

Cd l-^ncS^er a n.ost delightful place in which to work and play, 

. 1 I. u ^-il'/* ii^iDroud of our environment, 
*m:Su,T it: rMiss W...ace' hon,. and sh. ^ f.. 
* rTU Ames Iowa. She likes the University of Chicago very 
^"h and Lt^en two summers of postgraduate work there. Miss 
SLl tLp^^^^^ the State High School in Stephen, Minne- 

^f for :^ ve^^s, and she taught in Ferry Hall. Lake Forest, Illinois, 
Ts the head of the science department. She says that she has a warm 
It n her heart for the latter but likes Frances Shimer and enjoys her 
work here Miss Wallace seemed greatly pleased with the enthusiasm 
of the girls, and spoke of their quick response to appeals and mterest m 

^^ Mi^I Adams attended Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois which 
is her home town. She was assistant gymnasium teacher there for two 
vears after which she took two years of normal work in Chicago She 
orefers teaching physi(;al education to any other subject. Miss Adams 
Sent la" ycaf I Port Arthur. She said that she found the 
atmosphere of Frances Shimer delightful and repeated, "I know I shall 
enjoy this year's work with my girls." The outline of the course m 
gymnastics for this year includes Swedish gymnastics, light-apparatus 
^vork, military- tactics, and aesthetic and folk dancing 

Mi^ Hostctter has lived in Mount Carroll most of her life, and it is 
interesting to know that she ate her first Thanksgiving dinner at Frances 
Shimer She attended school here and later went to the University of 
Chicago She taught in Tacoma, Washington, for three years and after 
that in Pclla, Iowa, and Columbia. Missouri. For the past several 
years Miss Hostettcr has been doing various things other than teaching. 
She was a member of the Woman's Committee of the Council of National 
Defense, and helped in the Red Cross work. It is very interesting to 
hear her tell of tlie dietary studies she made for the government this 
summer. She found exactly what one family ate and how much food 
they wasted in a certain length of time. Miss Hostetter says that she 
feels as though the Frances Shimer School were her home, and surely 
that is the highest compliment that could be paid any school. 



Wilmcttc, Illinois, is Miss Dunshee's home, She attended the 
University of Chicago, as well as the Chicago Normal School She 
taught in Heading College, Abingdon, Illinois, but came here from the 
Mary C, Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island. She likes the 
East very much. She spoke of the difference between the Mary C 
Wheeler School and our own and said that she considered the life here 
more natural, though simpler, and the environment as pleasant as one 
could wish for a girls' school, 

(Clasa JfutPB 

The College Sophomore class has elected the following oflkers: 
Edna Osbome, president; Esther Williams, vice-president; Janet 
Tarrson, secretary and treasurer. Miss Bertrams is the class counselor. 

The committee on pins has already been appointed, and the Sopho- 
mores expect to have their pins to wear early in the year. 

The Sojphomores have their class "spreads" every Sunday night in 
College Hall. A committee of three entertains each week. 

Pluma Clcmons, Libbie Phillipson, and Janet Tarrson acted as 

hostesses for the first Sunday night, October 6. A fire was built in the 

fireplace, and pillows and easy-chairs were placed around it. Salad, 

followed by coffee and pie, was served. No vesper services were held 

that evening and so the greater part of the evening was spent by the 


ddtlfgr JFrrBijmm 

The first .meeting of the College Freshmen was held on September 30 
in Melissa Kingslcy*s room after the class organization on September 26, 
which listed twenty- five girls as College Freshmen, 

Melissa Kingsley was chosen president, Prudence McKcnzie vice- 
president, and Florence Bierring, secretary and treasurer. The girls 
voted for Miss Wallace as class counselor. There was some discussion 
concerning the Thanksgiving festivities of which the College Freshmen 
have full charge, but the particiilars of this event were postponed to a 
later date. 

Another meeting of the College Freshmen was held on October 3^ 
during the College recreation hour. Plans for the Thanksgiving party 
were discussed, and two committees were appointed. Edna Asmus is 
chairman of the Entertainment Committee, which consists also of Geneva 
Van Tlvcry and Catherine Mendcnhall, Lois Jones is chairman of the 
Promenade Committee, assisted by Edith Wallis and Wilma Slack. The 
College Freshmen hope to make this Thanksgiving party, the *'best ever." 


" ,^ u \ V r E S S H I M E R R E C O R D 

THE V R A jN ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ , 


The Senior class has had two meetings -this X^ar- Officers were 

7 1 .. nrt«iidcnt Faith Griffith; secretary, Ethel bldndge; 

ekcte^lasfaUows pr^^d^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ g^^.^, Co.nmitlce, 

treasurer, ^^•^^'^'5*''%j:''^,,tinRS were conducted according to strict 
Hortense Cowcn- Th me E ^^^ .ccompiinhcd, The class 

'T :::;'?rBeSn niro: "L'union fait la force." They also chose 
thetl^of eSr^ie forget- ..not, and the national colors black. 
I mi vcllow They decided to help their adopted country by 
cdi;.:ting clothes for the children of Belgium, which is something in which 
aU Sn help by co-operation. Miss Hostetter is class counselor and is 
e«)lctcd to be a great factor in the success of the various Sen.or 
Trchss discussed at some length the choice of a play, concerning which 
rnany valuable suggestions are expected to be offered at the ne;ct meeting. 

The Junior class has elected the following officers: president. 
Virginia Doschadis; vice-president, Marion Frost; treasurer and sccre- 
tarv Kathryn McFarland; counselor, Miss Adams. Virginia Doschadis 
has f)ecn made chairman of the Social Committee. The class colors are 
black and white, and the Qower is the Ward rose. The class is going to 
buy a Liberty bond. 

The Academy Sophomores organized on Monday, September 23, 
with Mrs. McKee as counselor. Faith Reichclt was elected president, 
Edith Harris vice-president, Willa von Oven secretary, and Miriam 
Benario treasurer. Green and gold were selected as the class colors 
and tJie jonquil as the class flower. 

The Academy Freshmen have elected the following officers: presi- 
dent, Marian Hopkins; sccretar>-. Ruth Birdsall; treasurer, Betty 
Foster. Miss Bragg was chosen as the class counselor. The class 
flower and colors have not yet been decided upon. 

On Sunday evening, September 15, we had our first vespers of this 
year. To many of us it was a new experience. The Dean gave us a 
ver>- impressive talk and put before us, in words that we shall not soon 
forget, the many advanUges we have in being members of the I' ranees 
Shimer family. He gave us a good idea of our own rcsponsibihtics and 


THE FRANCES SHIM E R R i-: c n v n 

exi^laincd many things that wc must expect here, both pleasant irid 
impleasanl. The meeting closed witli a praver and hymn. 

The regular veb|Kr meeting of Seplcmber 22 was replaced by a 
practice mecling for a ^sing'' to be held here soon. Miss Richey led 
the singing, which was full of enthusiasm. We sang many old-time and 
patriotic songs, and we feel that the ''sing'' will be a success and a 

Wc were given a rare treat at vesper services on September 29, for 
we had Mr. Smith, a missionary from the Philippines, here. He gave 
us a most interesting talk on mission schools and the advance that has 
been made in that work since he first went to the Philipjjines. Mr. 
Smith, who is home on a year's furlough, is a splendid talker, and we all 
listened with great pleasure to his account of life in his mission school, a 
life so very dilTerent from the one wc lead here. Mr. Smith spoke at 
Frances Shiincr seven years ago, but wc all hope it will not be as long 
as that before wc have the opportunity of hearing him again. 

The vesper meeting of October 6 was replaced by a **sing" given by 
the school in the chapel at four o'clock instead of at the regular vcsjxir 
houn A number of people from town were present and joined heartily 
in the singing of such old favorites as ''Swccl and Low" and "Coming 
through tlie Rye/' as well as many of the more modern war songs. 
Everyone seemed to enjoy it very much, and the girls' voices were a 
pleasure to hear. Miss Richey led in the singing, and Miss Schuster 
accompanied on the piano. 

One of the first things done in College Hall at the Ijcginning of the 
year was the organi/^ation of a House Committee. The committee 
consists of a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer, whose 
duty is to see that our rules and regulations for student government are 
obeyed. The oflicers elected were as foilow^s: president^ Pauline Luckey ; 
vice-president, Catherine Mendenhall; secretary, Geneva Van Avery; 
treasurer, Edna Osborne. 

The first work of the committee, as suggested by Miss Morrison and 
seconded by the girls, was to let each girl sign her name as a pledge to 
support the rules of self-government and the regulations of the house. 

Monday evening, September 30, a business meeting of the V.W.C.A. 
was held, at which the following oflkcrs were elected: Catherine 
Mendenhall, president; Helcne Holloway, vice-president; Prudence 



.««,. T ouise Featherstonc, treasurer. It was decided 

toS*; "vSv -^»^= ""=-- "" ''''^'''' '™"'"^- 

" ri.iK wi^ orcanized, Thursday mornings October 3, 

^vith Mm Sniith the 1^^^ > j^ J jhe club, the officers were elected. 

ref ^rrsott l^nrpresident, Margaret McKee as .ecreUry, 

^Tt.K Runvon as treasurer. Miss SmiUi was asked to be the counselor 
and lola Runyon as tr ^^^p^^^^ ^ ^.^^tee of the school, has very 

Tu S to lend the dub two hundred dollars to be used in buying 
T Ltv bond The question was discussed, but it was decided to have 

H fina dcciln to tie Executive Comnnttee, which consists of the 
fficeTs L^Tt vas announced that this comn.ittee had dec ded to 

Imwont hundred dollars from Mr. Campbell for the Liberty bond 
Saturday night, October s, the Diversion Club was in charge of a 

movie, Fourth of July in Frame. 


The following books were presented to the Frances Shimer School 

Library by Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Rosenberger on September i. 1918: 

mrk aJ Programs for Women's Clubs, Benton; The Best Enghsh 

l^trCo^T^^ininL of ike Past, F. A. Lucke; NinetecM.Uury 

Prosdu... Laurence Binyon;-H^ to Be J?.at^./.^. Marie Montaigne; 

A Desk Book of Errors in English, Vizetelly; The Soc^alPrt,u^^plesof 

Jes.^, Rauschenbusch; The Childrm in the Shadow, Coulter; The 

Compute Home, Laughlin; Lining an a Link, Benton; The SprU of 

Amaica, van Dyke; Nostrum and Qt^kery, Amencan Medical 

Association; The Book of Useful PlaiUs, Rogers; Jlfc5»«oto, Edward 

Step; ^/-;»ra/a/«>»o/Z-i/cra/«r., George N.Woodberry; Ideal Camtmn- 




ii C O R D 


Over in the College, up the long back stairs, 
Live two little girlies who put on a lot of airs. 
When they see a Freshie sticking up her head^ 
They look for a chance to scamper down and stack up her 


Keep your door locked, Freshie girl. 
Keep your door locked, Freshie girL 
Last night in the pale moonlight, 
I saw you, I heard you. 
You were singing at a spread 
When we stacked up your nice bed, 
If you want to sec your bed at io:oo p.m. 
Keep your door locked, Freshie GirL 

Fretich soldier Xio American soldier): '*Au revoir." ^ 

Am>: What does that mean? 

Fr.: That means goodbye in French. 

Am,: Well, carbolic acid to you then. 

Fr.: What does that mean? 

Am.: That means goodbye in any language. 

Faiik ReicheH: Here's a fountain pen; did anyone lose it ? 
Percy Dubois: Is it a good one ? 

'*It*s no use," groaned the Kaiser. "The F.S.S. girls have decided 
to put the money they might spend at Katie's into Thrift Stamps/^ 

If ignorance were bliss, nine-tenths of us would be so happy around 
test time that we'd choke* 

"Of course you heard about it!" 

And the talk throughout the hall 
Centered on the curious wit 
Of one who's fair and taU. 




The tall one pulled a joke, quite rare, 

Requiring little knack. 
A pound of salt was wasted 

In the bed of Wilma Slack. 

The proctor left the front door open and in flew Enzy. 
Buzz says she's getting young, for her breath comes in short pants 

Miss Dumkee (in cooking): Betty, name three articles containing 

Betty Foster: Two cuffs and a collar. 

Room III has been boUiered with "College Hall Cooties/^ A 
brave neighbor acted the part of undertaker by emptying the trap, 

Pluma says: *^They usta could— but not now/' 

Dot Schindel wants to know U, when they carry mail by aeroplane, 
she will have to write on fly paper. 

In economics class, speaking of the production of hay: 
Dean McKee: Miss Hegert, tell us about hay, please. 
Jerry: Hay has to sweat before it becomes hay. 

Miss Dunshee says that we are all ^* victims of systems" when in a 


Miss Adanis (giving commands in gym class): At Ease! 
McUisa Kingsky: I'm always that way. 

Miss Berlrants (in Household Decoration): I can't imagine why you 
girls all plan small bungalows in place of large Colonial houses. 

Little Pinkie's gone to heaven, 

Little Pinkie is no more. 
For what she thought was HiO, 

Was H,S04. 

She's ordered us around the hall, 
She's campussed us one and all, 
She'd never keep us from a fall, 
Yet she's our own dear Polly. 



She keeps us from our evening bath, 
She herds us in the narrow pnth, 
She makes us cross, she makes us laugh 
Yet she's our own dear Polly. 

Bo (Our ^M,<tJ\, V^tBihnti 

Now bless me, dearest Catherine, 

Let nothing you dismay. 
Well be there if it kills us, 

At the Y.W.C.A. 

The kind of stuff she's made of 

Is bound to come to light, 
For bright red hair and flashing eyes 

Mean a temper — am I right ? 

If she's in loving humor, 

Those eyes gleam soft and warm. 

If she^s feeling rather "peppy" 
Look out, lest she do harm. 

But all in all, we must admit 

She's mighty dear and swecU 
I challenge you to find one 

Wlio can Pink Van Avery beat, 

Percy Dtibais: Say, there's no cream in this coffee. 
Dol Schindel: I suppose a little bird told you, 
Percy: Yes, a little swallow. 

The world is old, but it likes to laugh; 

New jokes are hard to find; 
A whole new editorial staff 

CanU tickle every mind. 
So if you find an ancient joke 

Dressed in a modern guise, 
Don't frown and give the thing a poke; 

Just laugh — don't be too wise. 


,— T^TTlTc Ts S H I U E R R E CORD 

^r H^ve you paid vour subscription ? The price remains at T.f ty 
..n.r^one' dollar includes memlK-rship in the Alumnae Association. 
?he price is too low. That is the reason you should put fifty cents m 
the coin card and sc-nd it on. Printing costs have mcrea.s.d. Ihc 
ie«ar(/ was ncvtr better. Pay up I 

Kthcl McDonald '13. '* ^caching in Bridgeport, iU. 

Uden Pratt. College '16, is teaching in Thomson, 111. 

Emily Kcnvvorthy, 'ifr-U?, is leaching school near Davcniwrt. 

Ruth Catron, 'i5-'i8, « attending the Springfield, HI., high school. 

Carolyn Green, '14, is in the Ordnance Department in Washington. 

Pearl Mitchell, 'ly-'iS, is attending James Millikin University this 

' Myrtle Alexander, 'i7-'i8, is working in Seattle and allcndinjj night 


Kathr>-n Arnold, 11-13, is to enter the normal school at Kalamazoo 

this fall. 

Wantha Shrack, '17-' 18, is attending a business college at Hutchin- 
son, Kan. 

Margaret Van Voorhees, 't8. is teaching in the public schools of 

Redman, 111. 

Marie Berlin, '12, is in the United States Shipping Board, Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Rose Young Thompson, CoUege '15, lives at 608 Puritan Apartment, 

Louisville, Ky. 

Charlotte Denny, '18, is in the ofEce of the Home Insurance Company 
in Des Moines. 

Frances Sutler, '18, is teaching one of the country schools near 
Mount Carroll 

Dorolha Miller, College '18, will attend Dakota Wesleyan University 
the coming year. 

Helen Kingery, '14, is file supervisor in the Treasury DciKirtmcnt, 
Washington, D.C. 

Olga Dynes. 'i7-*i8, is attending a school of dressmaking and 
design in Chicago. 

Lynnc Waddell, '95, has taken the position of principal of the high 
school at Xewburg, W.Va. 

T H I-: F R A N C E S SHI M I- R R j.; c q }< u 


Helen Morris, ColltKv '17- 'i8, is UikinK ihe business course at the 
University of South Dakota. 

Laurel GilIoKly, College '13, U leaching in, Minn., where *he 
is principal of the city sch(KjLH, 

Hazel GiblHins, 'oS'khj, will teach this year the same Bchool tluiL sne 
taught la»t year, at Walernmn. 

Gladys Normann, 'ty-'iS, is doing canicen work in Ch\r^y<x lu^ 
hrothcr has entered ihe Navy» 

Miis Zella Corbett, College '10, has charge of the work in scienr/ rtt 
the high school of Sycamore, IN. 

Lulu Arnold, College *i5. and Northwestern University, 'ig, is 
[irimipat of the high schmjl at Chadwick, Ilh 

Mrs. Beatrice Spahling, 'lo-'ii, write^i from Kalama^DO tliat nht \% 
planning to enter a training .school for nurses. 

Harriet Melrtwe, '09^ graduated in June from Northwestern Univer- 
sity in the department of ]>uhlic-ftchool mu?>ic. 

Friends in Seattle, Wash., have written of the death of Mr)*. Li/zic 
Cairns Trimble, '76, in that city two years ago. 

Mrs. Hoit Shar|>e Brown (Gretchen Smith, Art '17) is in New York 
City studying art while her husband i» in France. 

Helen M(X)rc, College '16, has enlcrt*<l the Junior year at the Univer- 
sity of Illinois, where she will major in chemistry. 

Helen Patlon, *i7-'i8, is working in the offjcc of the Chicago, 
Milvsaukee & St. Paul Railroad at her home in Savanna. 

Ruth Foster, College '15, is ptca^santly locate<i at Elkadcr, Iowa, 
where she teacher English and history in the high school. 

Doctor Elsie Hobson (Lady Principal, 'o7-'i5) has been appointed 
to have charge of the model school at Uryn Mawr College. 

Alma Fenske, 'r8, si>cnt the week-end at the School, the guest of 
Mary FLshburn, and sang at the vesper service on Septcmlicr 14, 

Louise Robinson, '16-*! 7, has l>ccn teaching music at home. Battle 
Crt*ck, Mich., this year and cxjKCts to continue with school there. 

M>Ttlc I^wis Wheelock, '09, has moved from Fort Smith, Ark., to 
Jerscyvillc, III., where her husband is county agent for Jersey County. 

Crete Hamilton, 'i6-'r7, visited Molly Womack. Collej^e '18, during 
September, and the two spent a few days with Ruth Stephan, 'i7-'x8. 

Marion I^Bron, 'i7-'i8, spent part of the summer in Minneapolis 
nnd did plavc^roimrl work in connection with the charities organuuilions. 

Ha.el Rollins '. u has entered the service of the govcrmnn.t u^ a 
and is at present stalione<l at Fort Sam Houston. Sun Antonio. 


Julia Hickman, College 'm, i^ in the office of the Chief Signal Oir.cer 
of the Air Service at Washington, D.C. Her uddres. is 1333 l-a,rmont 

Street . 1 

\nna Brown Kxptc<sion '18, is to be in Boston this winter studying 
expa-ssion. Her address i* Boston Stude.u Union, 81 St. Stephens 


Beatrice Brown, 'tS, is studying physical culture at the Chicago 
Normal School of Physical Culture. 1 Icr address is 3409 South M ich.gan 


Gcrtnide Shaw, '14. and Delia Aschcnbrenncr, '11-12, arc members 
of the Senior class in the Northern Illinuis Stale Normal School at 

De Kalb. - , t. ni 

Bertha Crone, 'ii-'u, went to WashinRlon to picket the White 
House, but has secured employment in the Foixl Ailmmislration 

Susan Uiethan, 'oj, formerly of BLackfoot. Idaho, is now a librarian 
in the University of Michigan. Her address b 727 Oakland Avenue. 
Ann Arlx»r, Mich. 

Uertha Winter Bellamy, '<)^'99, is now living at 2979 Prairie Avenue, 
Chicago. She has a daughter. Her niece Rachel Nash, of Galena, is 
at F.S.S, this year. 

Glee Hastings, '11-12, spent the summer at Smith College taking a 
course in reconstruction work. This year she is at the Psycho[>athic 
Hospital in Boston. 

Mrs, Eva T. Rogers, of Oak Park, sends Record subscriptions for her 
daughter Louellyn Rogers Shackclton, 'oj, and for her niece Ruth Hall 
Nelson, of Rupert, Idaho. 

Miss Sellers, resident nurse in the school for three years, is now in 
government service and is stalione<l at Post Hospital, Field No. 2, 
Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. 

Cora Scott Younk. 'iS-'s6, is making her home with her i>arcnts at 
Hawardcn, Iowa, while her husband is in France. She has a son, Elmer 
Waller Scott Younie, born May 12, 

Sarah Leland, 'i6-^'i8, died at Des Moines, September 16. She was 
taking the training for a nurse at the Congregational Hospital at 
Dcs Moines at the time of her death. 


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Julia !{i:nM>n, 'i6-'i8, »u(Tcrc<l a fminful fracture of ihc k^ on her 
rclurn from the |)icnic givin at Ihc <Jos€ of her jchool in May, She lm« 
iKtn confined to the house all KUinmer 

Margaret Clin^'en, 'ofr '08, formerly of Lake IltufI, III., h now Mns. 
Van Voorhis Ilaighl, Jr., and livei> at 1119 Hinman Avenue, Kvanston, 
111. Mrs. Haij^ht has two children, a I>oy and a girl 

J)r. and Mrs. Henry J. Harris CDora KnighlJ of Washington, l).C\, 
oi>cncd their home at 1857 Lamont Street, for a reunion of Frances 
Shimer |>eo|)lc, on VVednc*«iay evening, Sepleml>cr 11. 

Kdna J. Smith, '^8, sends programs of the annual spring reciuh of 
the Kunneirs School of Music, Peoria, IlL, of which M\f»% Smith h one 
of the directors and an instructor in the piano deparlmenL 

Vera Naiden, 'i8^ visited Gertrude Thurston at the SchrKd over the 
week-end of SejUcml>er 11. She was on her way to Chicago, where %hc 
will enter the Chicago Normal School of rhynical I'^Jucalion. 

Frances ftoWrls, 'n^ Is planning to enter the nurses' reserve. She 
writes that Kva, "09, has lx;cn raising money for the Belgian babies by 
making badges of the Allies' colors and lias been extremely succc»&ful, 

Martha Green, College 'lo, who has been a&sistant in the ofllkt of 
the Examiner of the University of Chicago for several yean, resigned 
to accept a lucrative position in the Librar>' of Congress at Washington. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. O. I^c (Jennie Cummings, '78) visited Mount 
Carroll the latter ])art of July on their way home to Sail Lake City from 
seeing their nephew in New York as he was alx)ut to sail for France in 
the aviation service. 

Eloisc Jeffrey, College '18, has written the Scho<j| a very interesting 
letter regarding the opening days at Smith College, The work is inter- 
rupted by the influenza. She and Charlotte Gower, *i7-*i8, have l)ccn 
on some pleasant walks together 

Mabel Booth Hrcvver, 04, is living at 804 South Ainsworth Awfiur, 
Tacoma, Wash. Her husband is director of the V..M.C.A. cduaitiunaJ 
work at Camp Lewis. Her daughters, Gertrude and Helen (*i6-*i7), 
are in the high school of Tacoma. 

Lois Waitc, College '15, has si>ent three months this summer in the 
bank at EI Paso. She and her sister Marjorie (College '15) enter 
Illinois State Normal University this fall for the teachers* training 
course and plan to teach next year. 

Faith Buck, College 'i4-*r5, vLsitcil Marian Flint at her home in 
Dickens, Iowa, during the vacation, where they renewed many school 


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fncnd.hips through ihcir Frances Shinur "Memory Books. M.:ss 
Buck icachfs pubUc-school music m Kansas. 

Mariun Fhnt. '.S, write of her plan to return to Drake Umvcr^.ty 
in Des Moines, Iowa, to ccnplete her« a. a pn.nary teacher 
During the summer she has been busy vv,th Rc<l Cro^s work. Ihr.U 
Stamp campaigns, ami baby-welfare exammal.ons. 

Mrs A K Jones (Marion Hallett, 'oi) is Uving at 1814 G. Street 
N.W, Al>lrtnK.nt 3, Washington. D.C. Her husband in in the Food 
Administration Detriment, and Mrs. Jones is the head dietitian m one 
of the large restaurants managed by the same department. 

Miss Minerva Patton. a student of the School in seminar>- days ami 
a "constant rca<ler" of, the Record requests that the pajHrr be sent 
hereafter to her new address at 181 2 Sherman Avenue, ICvanslon. She 
writes that her school tlays here have been a constant>lration to her. 

Grace Oberhcim. ColkRe '14, who has been librarian at the Carnegie 
Librar>- in .Mount Carroll since her graduation has resigned hi-r imsition 
and hasentere<l the University of Wisconsin to take the course in library 
science. Esther Ckirk, College '15. has been apjn.intcd to Idl the 


Dorothv HowcU. '14, writes that she cxpcxHs to enter Uie Nurses' 
Training St'hool at Camp Dodge. She was vice-president of the gratluat- 
ing class at Northwestern University in June, and in the absence of the 
president in the service was acting president during commencement 

Marian Burr. '17, writes to renew her subscription to the Record from 
Sydney. .Australia. With her i»rents she is traveling in Australia, 
where her father has been sent in the interests of the Goodyear Tire and 
Rubber Comjuny. Mail should be addressed to Sydney, care of the 
foregoing firm. 

Word has been received of the death from Spanish intluen?-! at Camp 
Grant on OctoWr 4 of Charles K. Bishop, the husbaml of Marjorie 
Henry, College '18. The sympathy of her many friends in Frances 
Shimcr goes out to Mrs. Bishop in her Iwreavcment so quickly alter 
their marriage in September. 

Mrs. J. Thcron Farley (Mary Grace Baldwin, 'u-'is) writes from 
1004 Connecticut Street, Lawrence, Kan., "Enclosed find fifty cents 
for a year's subscription to the Record. 1 always look forward to its 
coming, and when it does get here 1 enjoy it so much." She has a 
daughter born September 15. 


'1' H !•: !•- K A N C: !■: S S II I M K R R K c K I> 

France!* Shimcr Kiri» of twenty yciir:. |msl will remcml>cr Krnma 
SvvcitJKT, u faithful employee in various tajja* :iiit% who pn^strl away 
Octolwr 8. Dcati McKtrc oflkialtd at the funeral ami tallrH uUtntion 
to the fact tliat ihe Schwl had l>ecn ami h fortunate in the fitUlily of iu 
employees over a long j*crio4l of yearn. She was con%picuou% for am- 
scicntious [wrformance of common tai^ks. 

Dora Spalh, College 'i3-'i4, writes of her marriage^ an June ij, to 
Knsign Wilfretl Ivan Stiles, U.S.N. , at New London, Onm. Knsign 
Stiles is a yraduale of the intensive training courM.' at AnnaiM>liv Fchru- 
ury, H)ii^. 'Fhc claw Is now in active service almjad, Mrs. Slilei 
conlinucK in her war scrviri- In Wafthington. 

Mrn. liora Knight Ilairi:. writes that she anri her husl>and and wm 
had a lovely four-week vacation at Falmouth, [Io]K-daU% and with her 
sister in Worcester. I*asl year ^he gave a serien of talks on musical 
composers before a clasis of children and will continue with the j- f(n^ 
coming winter This with Red Cross work fills her time very full 

Announcement ha5 !)een received of the death of Fannie Kllen Giljh* 
'89^ at her home in Springfield, Mass., on April 30, 1918. For many 
years slic rcndere<l valuable service in that city in Ixith llie w;hoo!s and 
the church, where she was a Sunday-school sui)crintendent. A friend 
in writing of Miss Cibbs says, "She lived her life here most effeclively 
and radiated a most wonderful influence over alt with whom she came 
in contact.'* 

Eva Sawyer, *io, writes that she expects to enter the Army School 
of Nursing. Her sister Alta and their brother have gone into jKirtner- 
ship in farming at Waterman, 111,, and Alia is very enthusiastic abf>ul it- 
Edith w:is at home for a short visit during the summer. Florence has 
been at home during the past year. She adds: "We girls are just as 
interested in F.S.S, as all old stndmts are, anrf jusl as tdad when wc read 
of her hjjlendid i)rogrcss." 

Mr. and Mrs. Kdward I>e Pellcy, of Freeport. si>cnt Wedrn .by, 
Scptcml>cr 25* ^^ *^hc School. They were accompanied by their guest, 
Mrs. Hide Tomano, of Yokohama, Japan. Mrs. Tomano is a progressive 
high-caste Ja{)anesc woman, and one of the first in her country to 
receive Western cduoilion. Mr. and Mrs. U IVlley l>ecame acquainted 
with Mrs. Tomano eighteen years ago when traveling in Jajjan, and the 
friendship formed at that time has continued through corresjwndencc. 

Vela Thorpe Nebcl, CoUrge '14. writes: '*VVe arc now living in 
Morgantown, W.Va.» where Mr. NcUl is professor of economic geology 


in the state univmity and b al.^ a mcml.-r of the West Virginia State 
(2el, cal Surv-ey staff. My fa^<-- - — « ^.s country .n 
Ma head of the eye, ear, and throat dcpartn>ent m the government 
hntita! there My mother and younger brother are h,m My 
oZ llhe^ha. ju.t received a con.n,is.ion a.s second Ueatenant .n the 

I R.C. 

PHdvs Smith 'M, writes from her home in Kcnilvvorth, III.: "I 
was gradmtte<» las't Jane from Lake Erie and now that I don't have to 
1 back I have been considering quite seriously tram.ngto l« a nurse, 
but have not <lecided at all what I shall do. I had an interestmg summer 
f-vrming We had a unit of the Women's Land Army at l.tke hr.e. and 
while there were a goodly numl>er of Lake 1- rie girl, there, we had many 
Cleveland and Oberlin girU with us. I waa s«r|>nsed to meet Lucdc 
Allen there, and when she told mc she had In-en to Frances Shmier. .1 
seemed like met-ting a friend. Farming was great sT>ort, but we sunrly 
worked hard, The first week 1 picked berries until the last day. I had 
cxpccle<l to be tired, but I wasn't, and I couldn't understand il. How- 
ever I no longer uvndiud about being tiretl after my first day at hoeing. 
I was ready to slop after the first hour. But after a couple of days, 
I didn't mind it in the least. Then we shocked oats, r>c, and wheat, 
and the last week I was there we hetiwd thresh by pitching bundles on 
the wagons with pitchforks. The farms where we worked were all fme— 
some of them a thousand acres. The farmers were great to us, liked our 
work, and wanted us to come again. 1 stayed five weeks, and when I 
came away I was the proud possessor of $18.75, the first money I had 
really ever earned. 1 can argue anyone out of thinking that girls' 

farming is a farce, for 1 know the fanners around Cleveland didn't 

think so." 

Rosabel Glass, '99, of Seattle, Wash., now in the service of Uic 
Y.NLC.A. in France writes as follows: " I am enjoying my first vacation 
day since coming to France, here at a beautiful romantic spot on the 
Brittany coast. I am sitting on a sand dune writing on my lap in sight 
of tumbled rocks, sandy beach, lighthouse, scores of fishing boats in the 
distance out after sardines. A convoy of Uncle Sam's boats is in plain 
sight, and not far ahead of it is a captive balloon attached to a mine- 
sweeping ship. I landed at Bordeaux. June J4. after a delightful nine 
days' vo>'age on a summer sea. with no submarines in sight, no storms, 
and no seasickness. My ten days in Paris were a joy and delight. At 
present, with Ruth Williams, an English girl, I am stationed at Brest 
in charge of amateur dram-Uics for Finistere district, among both the 


T ii i: !■ R A x t: i: s s ii i m k k r k c q i^ ,j 

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Army and the Navy boys. Wc help Ihe Ijoya get up cnU-rUiinmcnls of 
various kinds and wc aliso put on a pageant, The Ihawittg of the SwQrd. 
This 13 a nationai Red Cross i>ageunt given originally at Rosemary 
outd(X)r theater, Huntington, Long Inland, il voices and piclure« 
artistically the cauwrs an<l motives Ifiat lt<i tlve various alUes to draw 
the sword in defense of JilHrrly, truth, and justice a» the champbnsof 
weaker nationn like lielgium and Serbia, Our caste U made up of 
Signal Corps girls, Y.M. and Y.W. workers, and Army and Navy Ixjys. 
Wc have given the i)agcant here four times Mort thdusiinda of incoming 
trwjps and crews from the convoys when they are in our harlK>r." 


Minnie Whitford, '08- '09, in January^ to Clarence Kccnc, at Water- 

Ha/el Marie Ltighty, '1:^-14^ to Mr. James G, I^mb, July 30, at 
iJes Moines, Iowa. 

Rulh Irent! Ivarhart, *ia-'ii, to Mr. I-xIward Morand Couch, June 
22, at f'jvanslon. 111. 

licrnicc Marie Ayres, '11, to Mr. Harrj' H. ELsele, Sci)teml>cr 12. 
At home at Malcom, Iowa, 

Marjorie Adelaide IIenr>', '18, to Mr. Charles Edward Bishop, 
September 3, at Ligonicr, Ind. 

Irene Ruth Jones, 'o6> to Mr. James Arthur Williams, August 24, 
at Omaha, Neb, At home at Council Bluffs, Iowa- 
Mar)* Klizabcth Darnell, 'i4-'is, to Mr. Bernard Chancellor Clausen, 
acting chaplain, U.S,N., August 5, at Waynclown, Ind, 

Dorothy Si>cncer PierK>n, *i4-'i5, to Sergeant (Jeorgc Willard Watt 
Barton, of the Medical Corjjs, U.S.A., July 2, at Dcs Moines, Iowa. 

Kathryn Marie Hakes, *ii, to Mn John Owen King, July 20, at 
Chicago, III. Mr. King is in the ofHccrs* school of the Ordnance I>epart- 
ment at Camp Hancock, Ga. 


Mr. and Mrs. MacGrcgar (Myra Jones), twin sons on J"'y 4, r9»^» 
at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 

Mn and Mrs. Merle L. Ncbel, a son, Samuel Frank, on September 
14, 1918, at Morgantown, W.Va, 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Austen (Sarah Mackay, '02), a son, Robert 
Mackay, on July 34, 1918, at St. Paul. Minn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barker Goodman (Ivy Calriwvll, 'rO, a son, 
Robert Barker, Jr., on Scptemf>er 5, 1918, at Marintlle, Wis. 


T H E 


The lollowinK /f^ro'^ subscriptions have been received from June 14 
. n.MJ^ 8 Mi^ Fr^-d Smith, Mt. Carroll; Mrs. W. R. Ho.tetter. 
v.CarmlM^ Anna nailer CarbaaghJ.anark: Mrs. Susan Hostel 

X f luclr roll- Mrs. Grace Coleman Miles. Ml. Carroll; Mrs. 
^::Sf^I M-- VVV',!,, Chicago; Retla Tomlinson. Ml. 
Ca r" • IS Marie Comstock Davis. Shelby ville. Ind.; Mi.s Geneviev^ 
S^S a!^; Kapid. Iowa; Mrs. lona Beckelhau„t Franc^e Ml. Carroll; 
\t H Miles Ml. Carroll; Mrs. Jennie IJaU lieck, Los Angeles; 

Wss Alice Gibbs; Twin Falls Idaho; Helen Kingery. ^o. Kene^uv 
Arnmcnts Washington. D.C.; Mabel Dougherty, .Mt. Carroll; 
■C :-Uncc iar«ent. ^Uesbur^; Rena Eckern Mel«aard. 'Fhief R.ver 
Fdh Minn- Lola SiK>alman Taylor, Chadwick; Inez Flumbert Ilahn- 
iK-ruer," Chadwick; Grace Ol>crheim. Ml. Carroll; Mrs. Susan Miles 
CamoLcll. Ml. Carroll; Mrs. Ethel Kenyon I'.erce, ^tt. Carrol U Mrs. 
Lewis Browning, Mt- Carroll; Mrs. Mary Nycum \V<>lf. Lanark; 
Miss Grace Wolf. Lanark; Mrs. J. M. Rmewalt. Ml. Carroll. Mrs. 
H'lrriet Shirk Wells, Marshalllown, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Paul, Ml. Carroll; 
Anna Weinlandcr, Ml. Carroll; L McGurk, Quincy; Mrs. RoU-rt 
Moore Mt Carroll; Mrs. Relta xMoore Connell, Chicago; Eleanor 
Brown, Faribault. .Minn.; Mrs. Mary Burroughs, Clear I^ke Iowa; 
Mrs McKenncv. Mt. Carroll; Lynnc Waddell, Newburg. \\.Va.; 
Mrs Gaston Bovd, Newton, Kan.; Mrs. Jennie Cummings Lee. Salt 
Lake Citv. Uuh; Mr.. J. T. Farley. Lawrence, Kan.; Mrs. Ruth 
Deels Miller, Sunnvside, Wash.; Ruth Hall Nelson, RuiK-rt. Idaho; 
Mrs. Louellvn Rogers Shackclton. Oak Park; Mae Tippett, Elizal>elh; 
Helen Pralt, Mt. Carroll; Marjorie Henry Bishop, Ligonier. Ind.; 
Mrs Gladys Weld Roberts, Fort Atkinson. Wis.; Marion Burr, Sydney, 
Australia; Marie Melgaard, Minneapolis. Minn.; Helen Moore, Cham- 
paign' Mary I). Miles, Mt. Carroll; Minerva Patton, Evanslon; Edna 
J. Smith, Peoria; Jessie Malkin Fisher, Danville; Marian Flint, Dickens, 
Iowa: Hazel Rollins, San Antonio, Tex. 


T M K V li A N C K S S IM M K k R i: c\) R r, 
Sfraurea t?Iriinrr t^titjinitfl at 3uot«iUtmia uf 

(Academic Ora.JmUcs or Cdltge girh with a Iv^tacctl sUmli/ig. The latii-r 
arc marked *.) ^ ^ i^iwrr 


*lrt'nc Gunlhcr 
*Kinily Kenwurthy 
•Kathvnnc SeyiJinur 

Ruby Worntr 
•Arlouint' Prouly 


E/Jith Hull 
*Mli/ulH-th iVrccy 
Kuriice Shannon 
Evelyn Swanson 
])orothca Walca 
Cclcsic Wcyl 


*En\d Ilrown 
^ilitiu:! Kellogg 
*Bernicc Procknow 
•(Irace Oberhcirn 
I'lurencc Schlitkcr 


Mary Fishburn 
Mclenc Holloway 
Melissa Kingslcy 
Gertrude Thurston 

• L* 


Eloisc Jeffrey 


Dorothy Woodson 


•Marion LeBron 


*Crctc Ilamillon 

uMVERsrrv of ilunois 

*Hclen Moore 
•Jcanncttc Patterson 


Dorothy Miles 


Helen Arnot 


Marian Flint 


Constance Sargent 


•M _ ... Waite 


•Catherine HcrksLreMcr 

Anna lirown 
Marguerite Hail 


•Mary Overman 
♦Ruth Stellhom 


Isabel Valentine 


*Lcooc Co*bow 


Leona J^jcrson 


Ludlk Allen 
Pauline 'J'ripp 


Virginia Wales 


Rachel Slurgcon 


•Helen Morris 


Elizabeth lluUng 


•Dorolha Miller 


Claflys Orem 


Vera Naiden 
Beatrice Brown 

aacACO ART iNsniuit 
Mar>' Urigham 


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THE F R A N C b b o xi ^ ^^ 

iSmwr mi for ^^•^"^ ^frntfiter. 131MH 

^^„^ flvpraffed S"; or above in' each study for the 
Those whose gmde^ averagea 05 » 

second semester were as follows. ^^^^ 

Faith Rcichelt 04.875 

Charlotte Gower 22 

Elizabeth Hulmg ^^ 

Geraldine Hegcrt ■ _, 

Jeannette Patterson ^ J^^ 

Leona Kereoti;^ ■ ; ; ; ; gj, 8^5 

Margaret McKee .. 80.875 

Dorothy Woodson y g^ 

Ruth Miles " 33 , 

Alberta Mornson ' _ g g^^ 

Marguerite Hall g 

Emily Senior. 

Those whose average was 85 in all studies (but falling below 85 in 
some one or more); 

Charlotte Denny • • • ^^ 

Marj' Fishburn ! '. ! 89. 125 

Ruth Stellhorn g^ ^ ^ 

Eleanor Ciirne. gg' g 

Marian Richcy co"^ 

Elizabeth Womack g • g 

Edith Harris g' ' 

Helen Moore a, rit 

Hilajalbert.._ g'f^ 

Miriam Benano „' ■ ^ 

Edna GiUogly •••■•• J , 

Janet Tarrson ■ g, ■ ^ 

Ruth Catron j,,'^ 

Hckne HoUoway °^375 

Marion LeBron ^^°'^ 

Libbie Phillipson ?>-"5 

Helen Hurley *5 

,63^ FRED. J. RHODE 

THOS, B. RHODES t ^r^r- o f-H-> r\C 


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Canoll County State Bank 

Capital $50,000 Surplus. $35,000 

TKree per cent inlerc*t p*i<3 on Savi»ff» Account! 

$1 »00 open* AH account 

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Ml Carroll, Hi. 

Office Hour* : 1-4 and 7-8 P.M, 


Supplies your drug wants 

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Ml. Carroll, Illinois 

Wc lake pride in scUing jewelr>' of qUiality. Our 

stock is ulways up to (iatc, Sptxiiil attention 
^[v^ti to Watch, Clock, and Jcvvolry RcpairinK. 

RmUkkt anil Kodak Su{)pUea 

E. L. KNEALE1» Leading Jeweler 



First State Savin^eH Bank 

Combined Capital and Surplus 

3% Inierest on Sftvtnge Account* 



Special Attention Given to 

Banquet and Picnic Party Supplies 

Fresh Fruita a Specialty 


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Dry Goods Ready-to-Wear 






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Houm 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., 7:00 to 9:00 P.M, 


Headquartera for 

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Special ailenUon given to school trade 


Lumber, Coal, and Cement 



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MT. CARROLL • - [LUN015 

Frances Shimer School 

of the University of Chicago 

A Home School for Girls and Young Women 

Founded 1853 

THIS is one of the best equipped schools for girls in the West. The 
standard of scholarship is high. College Department, offering diploma 
at the end of the Junior College Course of two years. Advanced 
standing? for Junior College work given by leading universities. College Prepara- 
ton^ and General Course. In the latter course the study of Modern Languages 
is substituted for Latin. Music, Art, Domestic Science, Physical Culture, 
Elocution, and Vocational Courses. The Academy has certificate privQcges at 
the leading Colleges, East and West. 

The buildings are ei^^ht'in number, solidly constructed of brick and stone, 
....; offer an equipment unsurpassed by that of any school for girls in the West. 
They were designed strictly for schw>l purposes, and have all modern con- 
veniences and apjwintmenis. The location, 127 miles west of Chicago, is very 
pictur^que, and is noted for its healtluulness. The grounds, consisting of 
thirty-five acres, are very attractive, and are beautified by well-kept la\vns and 
noble trees, many planted over half a century ago. Nine-hole golf course and 
tennis. Well-equipped gymnasium; all athletic work under the direction of a 
competent instructor. School hospital New Hall for Home EconoTiiir^, Them- 
istxy, and other Sciences. Rate, $560.00. 

Chicago Office— Monday! in August at Fine ArU Building, 410 S* Michigan Avenue 

IllustraUd caiclo^tu wilt be sent upon request 

REV. WM. R McKEE, Dean 

Mt* Carroll, UUnoi*